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Some Galaxy S8 prototypes appear to have featured a dual-camera setup

Before the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, some reports suggested that Samsung was working on a dual-camera setup for its flagship smartphones for 2017. However, the devices debuted last week with a single rear-facing camera, disappointing optimistic fans. Some images of an early Galaxy S8+ prototype unit have now surfaced, showcasing a dual-camera setup.

These images lead us to believe that Samsung might have tested some Galaxy S8 and S8+ prototype units with dual-camera setups but ended up using a single camera in the final version. Apart from two camera sensors, a heart rate monitor, and an LED flash, you can clearly see the model number SM-G955F mentioned on the device in one of these images. There doesn’t seem to be a fingerprint scanner on the device, though.

Samsung is known to develop multiple prototypes of its high-end smartphones before choosing the final version. It is possible that the South Korean smartphone giant was working on a Galaxy S8+ prototype with a dual-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor embedded into its screen. Let us hope that the Galaxy Note 8 debuts with a similar feature set.

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SinvalPinheiro
SinvalPinheiro

I think a dual camera is stupid function!

iMember
iMember

The dual camera its a gimmick period! Samsung really needs to focus on their talent and not on Apple, they were very successful so far with Galaxy S8 and Gear S3 Galaxy S7 takes better photo than iPhone 7 Plus overall, think about it? think! I will give a clue…there are 50 babes and not one I prefer one day to take my phone from the pocket, snap a photo and take perfect shot with clear 360 photo, and later if I want I can zoom into photo. The future of the camera is either array of lenses or other… Read more »

caesantos
caesantos

Of course they’re saving some new and interesting features for Note8!

martindale
martindale

Maybe once they discovered that they could not implement the FPS under the front screen they had to quickly find room for it round the back, hence it usurped the position of the secondary camera. So we end up with the FPS in such an unhappy location and a software kludge to remind you to wipe the inevitable fingerprints from the camera lens.

hungpakto
hungpakto

Because of the picture quality especially the low light quality im dual cam setup is usually very bad, a large sensor camera is always better than two tiny camera, dual camera is only for zooming, quality is more important than that.

5770 mp
5770 mp

Ugly. They lucky.. s8 like this one don’t sale…

Flaviu7721
Flaviu7721

That’s very ugly!!!!

stondec
stondec

I I’m not sure what the craze about dual camera setup is.
For the Note 8, I hope the bring the fingerprint scanner back to the front and place it right underneath the glass. As for the dual camera setup I’m okay with out without it as long as picture quality of excellent.

harinsheth
harinsheth

I think dual cam ( maybe ) & world wide 6 gb ram & 4k display ( anytime in future ) will be debuted only with NOTE series

See history samsung increased ram only on note first then on s series .. same goes to display resolution ..

But in camera segment only note 4 got good upgrade over s series s5

So still fingers crossed for dual cam setup for note 8

Flaviu7721
Flaviu7721

Note 4 had the same 16 mpx camera as the S5

hateftotti
hateftotti

There were not the same literally. Note 4 sports OIS but S5 doesn’t offer that !
I capture sharper, brighter photos with my Note4 compared to my sister’s S5

harinsheth
harinsheth

Optical image stabilization was a very huge uncommon improvement

Also samsung showed OIS + EIS = smart OIS at event on note 4

Front camera was wide angle and bumped up to 3.7 mp ( which could record videos even on Quad HD 1440p from front cam )

It had wide selfie mode too which was not common that day.

So note 4 and s5 had many diff. In camera that time as s5 was not as successful as samsung wanted it to be.

hateftotti
hateftotti

You have pointed totally correct and keep in mind because of Note 7 problems, Samsung will offer its best for Note 8

harinsheth
harinsheth

Because of note 7 problems + note 5 were not introduced in europe = note 8 should have a super upgrade on Display Camera Battery ( and its quick charge version ) and s pen ( maybe sound department too )

Same segments were upgraded heavily on note 4 over s5

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Looks… ugly.

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

I bet they dropped it because it made the device too expensive and would cut into their profits.